6 Day Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia Tour
Visiting sites: Gallipoli Naturel Park, Troy (Troia) Ancient city, Ephesus Ancient city and Virgin Mary House, Pamukkale Calsium Teracces, Hierapolis Ancient city and Cappaocia (Goreme Open Air Museum,Underground city,Fire Chimnies and Ihlara Valley).
DAY 1 :Istanbul to Canakkale. Gallipoli Tour. Overnight in Canakkale.
Included meals: Lunch
06:30 am : You will be picked up from your hotel early in morning and continue to Gallipoli, drive along the northern shores of the Marmara Sea, and as soon as we arrive we will have a break for lunch.After lunch we will stop to visit Gallipoli, a place of fierce fighting between Allied forces and the Turks. at ANZAC Cove thousands lost their lives in one fateful dawn morning. We will also see other famous battle sites of World War 1 in this area, such as Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair. From here we go to a ferry and cross the Dardanelles. For World War 1 buffs, you will know the Dardanelle Straits were a strategic crossing point for the allied armies to cross from Europe to Asia Minor. Over a nine month campaign, more than half a million soldiers lost their lives in the fight to control this strait of water and nearby Gallipoli peninsula.
Canakkale will be our final destination for today and where we will spend the evening. After dinner, you might want to stroll the harbor walk and experience the local culture. The locals buy sunflower seeds and stroll with their families, gossiping and looking at the sunset. When they reach the harbor''s end, they turn around, buy their ice cream and walk the other direction. After the tour transfer to your hotel.
17:00 pm arrival to hotel. Overnight stay at 3* hotel in Canakkale.
DAY 2 : Canakkale to Kusadasi. Troy Tour Day Bus to Kusadasi.Overnight in Kusadasi.
Included meals:Breakfast and Dinner
After breakfast and check out hotel you will be picked up from your hotel and drive to Troy. Here you will learn the mythology surrounding Troy, The Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. Till now, 10 cities have been discovered, one built on the top of the other, dating back to 3500 BC. You will see and hear about the Trojan Horse, Helen of Troy, the Trojan Wars, the battle between Archillies and Paris, the Remains of Troy IX, the Alters and the Houses of Troy I, dating back to 2500 BC.After Troytour we will depart from Canakkale, drive along the Aegean Coastal line down to Kusadasi (Duration 5 Hours), on arrival Kusadasi, check in the hotel - Overnight stay at 4* hotelin Kusadasi.
DAY 3 : Ephesus and Virgin Mary House Tour - Overnight stay in Kusadasi
Included meals:Breakfast -Lunch- Dinner
You will be picked up from your hotel early in morning at 08:30 am and depart for the Ephesus Ancient tour:
Ephesus is one of the best preserved cities from Roman times. At the time St. Paul lived in Ephesus . it was as it;s Roman heyday with a population around 250,000. When St. Paul lived in Ephesus he would have addressed the Ephesians in the great theatre, that today impresses everyone that walks into it-rsquo;s stands. Ephesus was a great ancient city and much of it has been preserved for you to see. More than any other site, you can walk the streets, stand in the great theatre, wander in the library, look towards the hill where St. Paul was put into prison, and feel that you are walking back into the time that St. Paul lived. After being here, you will read the book of Ephesians with new eyes.
Virgin Mary house where it is believed St. Mary came to live with St. John in the last years of her life and then we will drive to Pretty old Sirince village,Sirince is a beautifull hilltop Ottoman town. After the tour transfer to hotel and overnight stay at 4* hotel in Kusadasi.
DAY 4 : Kusadasi to Pamukkale
Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour- Overnight Bus to Cappadocia
Included meals: Breakfast -Lunch
After check out the hotel,You will be picked up from your hotel early in morning at 08:00 am , and drive to Pamukkale (Duration 3 hours), for full day tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis.
Today we will visit Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis with the Temple of Apollo, the breathtaking Theater, the fascinating Necropolis and the last the great baths of Hierapolis antique city, where St. Philip was martyred. St. Philip is connected with the early church in Hierapolis and played an important role in Pamukkale the history of the city.You will also visit Karahayit town which is known by its Red Water and healing thermal springs. Finally we visit the calcium terraces and pools,you will have time(around 1 hour ) to swim at Cleopatra pool with additional cost .After the tour overnight bus to Cappadocia with non smokingfully air-conditioned bus at 21:00 or 22:00. (duration 10 hours) or Optinal we can arrange flight instead of overnight bus transport ?
DAY 5 : Cappadocia Tour (North of Cappadocia)
Included meals:Breakfast -Lunch
Arrival in Cappadocia and transfer to hotel to fresh up before start tour.
You will be picked up from your hotel early in morning at 09:30 am to visit Devrent Valley to see the unigue fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabag (Monk''s Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos for lunch.In the afternoon visit another beautiful open air museum at Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Lastly, before returning to your hotel, visit the natural castles at Uchisar.After the tour transfer to your hotel,Overnight stay at cave Hotel in Cappadocia.
DAY 6 : Cappadocia to Istanbul
Cappadocia Tour (South of Cappadocia)
Included meals:Breakfast -Lunch
Hot Air Balloon Ride - Optional (if you like ;we can arrange Hot Air Balloon Ride early in the morning at 05:30 am (it takes 1 Hours flight.)
After check out the hotel;You will be picked up from your hotel early in morning at 09:30 am and depart from your hotel to visit Red valley and explore the famous rock- cut churches and hike 5 km through the Güllüdere valley (Rose valley). Then visit Çavusin village. This village is famous for the houses and churches of the christian clegymen. Drive to the pigeon valley for lunch. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli underground city. Where early christians lived in fear and faith. On the way back visit the natural castles at Ortahisar. after the tour transfer to Kayseri airport to get flight back to istanbul.
19:30 Fly from Kayseri to Istanbul
20:50 Arrive in Istanbul ,Arrival meeting at the airport and transfer to your hotel.End of our services.